Exactly one month has gone by since the last one of these, so I figured, what better time for another? Even more so, after I’d gone through my list and found that a grand total of thirty-three games from it had been greenlit. That’s a lot! Time will tell if they can live up to the hype, as most – Greenlight being Greenlight – aren’t out just yet.
The Beard in the Mirror (@oharockstudios)
The Beard in the Mirror is a point-and-click adventure game about a boy who doesn’t know who he is, where he’s going, or how he fits into his world. But not because he’s an amnesiac; he’s just a typical 22-year-old who still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up.
Shin Samurai Jazz
Shin Samurai Jazz is a platform-adventure game. It combines the likes of film noir and samurai cinema, presenting them with 8-bit graphics, an electro-jazz soundtrack, and a comic/manga-like style creating a unique atmosphere.
We began development on Vinyl by asking the question: how does altering a player’s own music affect how they play a game? Vinyl is a new and playful take on the music game genre which seeks to bridge the gap between gameplay and audio. By creating the game’s world dynamically for every song, the visuals completely mirror the music. By directly manipulating the music based on the player’s performance, the music completely mirrors the gameplay. This uniquely ties audio, visuals, and gameplay in a previously unexplored way.
Narcissus is the perfect game to put any healthy relationship to the test. A platformer in which you, the player must control two characters simultaneously with two different keys moving through increasingly mind-melting levels. All to a smorgasbord of electronic music.
Geocore is a new 6DOF title coming from Anarchy Interactive, a company established to create competition grade games. In Geocore you will be tested against other pilots in classic community favorite maps created by Descent pilots. These are direct conversions, not remakes. This game is intended to be a spiritual successor to the great game Descent and so it is only proper to include maps created by that community.
Stratega is a fast paced real time strategy game with a combination of Tower Defense. In this game you will have to gather minerals, survive wave of enemies attacks and invade the enemy base. The game features an addictive and unique gameplay where your skills will be put to test in every mission. Defend your Hive, expand it and take down your enemy to master Stratega.
Crazy Belts is a casual puzzle game that tells the amazing story of our bags, and why they end up in distant countries when we leave them in the belts. Join Loui the Bag in his trip across five countries: travel from London to Madrid, from the majestic Statue of Liberty in New York to the Great Wall of China… and help him and his friends to return home safe!
The Dreamlord (@mesetts)
Collect Dreamlord powers, Mind Fragments and lost memories. Jump from platform to platform in order to reach the end portal in time and escape. The Dreamlord has given you jump pads, teleports, elevators, anti-gravity devices and lots of platforms to jump on and get to the end. Prove to him you are worthy of waking up.
r0x (Extended Play) (@RetroGamerCD)
More avoid-em-up than traditional shmup, r0x (Extended Play) is a simple arcade game where ammo is scarce and you are rewarded generously for taking risks and flying dangerously. Graze rocks, bullets and enemies to recharge your cannon and thrust at breakneck speed through the deadly meteor storm to rack up an epic score!
Disciples Of The Storm
Disciples of the Storm (DOTS) is a unique, fast-paced, real-time-strategy game which combines elements of tower defense meets classic old school god games RTS gameplay, player take control of a high priest that leads one of four factions Sun, Wind, Rain, Thunder and must fight other factions high priests for control of the skies and limited resources for ones own faction.
The Phantom PI Mission Apparition (@rocket5studios)
The Phantom PI Mission Apparition is a puzzle-adventure game staring a paranormal investigator who specializes in helping ghosts who are being bullied in the afterlife. Help Cecil Sparks throughout his adventures in Ravensmaw Manor, a huge haunted house where you’ll solve devious puzzles and avoid diabolical traps on your way to helping deceased rock’n’roll legend Marshall Staxx escape the torment of a larcenous ghoul named Baublebelly.
Rose: Time apart (@corbomite)
Every street has one. A seemingly abandoned house, standing as a testament for time long forgotten. Aevus street is no different, and the house at it’s corner has been at the center of local myth and legend for more than 30 years.
Tile Rider (@7softpillows)
Have you ever wondered what life inside your phone is like? Did you know that it’s quite puzzling and requires you to BE SMART? You also have to BE STRONG there and hold your gun tight! And finally, you’d better BE FAST
desolate is a hand-painted 2D puzzle adventure game influenced by my experiences, emotions, and my acceptance of self growing up. The game told in seven acts, Desolation, The Desolate, Deception, Corruption, Consumption, Depression, and Realisation.
Stormworm, the first game by Studio Stormworm, was created as a spiritual successor to the time-honored classic game Snake, with a 3D twist. In this game, you must maneuver your snake around a sphere through hazards and eat colored cubes to gain points to ultimately achieve the highest score you can!
An Imp? A Fiend! (@BlazeEpic)
Stuck in the Underworld without the slightest clue why, a young fiend has a bit of a mystery to solve in this action/adventure platformer. With a world to explore, a past to uncover, and quite the task to complete, players must embark on a quest filled with monsters, towns, dungeons, bosses, and various platforming challenges.
3030 Deathwar (@CrunchyLeafGame)
Similar to games like Escape Velocity Nova and Elite/Privateer, the game features Open World exploration, boarding stations and derelicts, many diverse NPCs, tons of missions and an exciting plot! The new version adds higher resolution, massive balance and gameplay changes, a smoother tutorial and many other improvements!
East Tower Series (@rosevertegames)
Sakuya Morita (name is changeable) was given a chance to try the latest virtual game attraction, East Tower. Within the game, players can transform into whatever they want to. Sakuya chose to transform into a man. She was excited at first, but then a sudden accident happened and she was trapped with four other men. Later, they decided to partner up and proceed to beat the game in pairs, hoping that it would be the way out.
Bear With Me (@Indiefferent_)
Bear With Me (pun intended!) is inspired by the great point and click classics like Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, that we we still remember dearly. These games were played among generations, and although it´s hard to plan such greatness for a game, Bear With Me seeks to bring you the same quirky humor, strange adventures and noir fun of familiar titles, set in a black and white “horror” atmosphere.
Maya Breaker (@XanthousRay)
You take on the role of Maya, trapped deep underground by a monster. You need to use your grappling hook to jump to higher ledges, solve puzzles, and fight enemies. You will fight nasty bugs, worms, the undead and a race of root-creatures called the Rhizomorphs.
The Taekwondo Game – Global Tournament (@justhellothere)
With movements based on motion-captured professional taekwondo players, the game stays true to the fighting style. Even the sound effects have been recorded in a real taekwondo dojang. The tournament, set in three stunning environments – Korea, Mexico and Iran – follows the Olympic rules.
In 199X, you control Clara. That’s the problem. The doctors say she’s delusional, but you know that can’t be true. She doesn’t seem to believe it either. Play 199X. Help you help herself.
The former capital of a kingdom is now reduced to a shell of a town. A city that once saw wealth and war sees now only storms, famine, sickness and death. Now a new threat has emerged, a terrible beast with an appetite for those who still live. So long as this Beast is left to feast on the remaining villagers, Vidar’s days are numbered.
Traps n’ Gemstones
Precious relics have suddenly started to disappear from a well-hid pyramid that has been guarded by Bedouins for generations, who claim to have spotted an unknown perpetrator. As a freelance archaeologist and expert on ancient explorations, you’ve been secretly called in to Egypt to help them solve the mystery.
Steel Assault (@SteelAssault)
Steel Assault is a 2D side-scrolling action game for PC, set in the year 2040 after revolts and fascist uprising have shocked the United States. The game mainly focuses on close combat, but the player is also equipped with a variety of different weapons. Its aesthetic is inspired by late 8-bit games on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), such as Shatterhand and Batman. These games utilized heavy dithering and details in negative space to create a dark atmosphere within the system’s limitations.
Cards and Castles (@CardsAndCastles)
Cards and Castles is a combination Collectible Card and Strategy Game pitting your favorite fantasy factions against each other: Ninjas, Warlocks, Pirates, Crusaders, and Vikings! Build a custom deck of cards from multiple factions, then play them on the battlefield to create fully controllable units, area spells, and more! There’s an endless variety of combinations to use in battle. Collect cards to create more strategies and combos to dominate your opponents and destroy their castle!
Aurion, legacy of the Kori-Odan (@KIROOGames)
Enzo Kori-Odan, the prince of Zama is a victim of a coup d’etat orchestrated by his brother in-law on the day of his coronation and wedding with Erine Evou. The royal couple is then exiled and decides to go round the world in search of allies. They will especially have to reunite Enzo’s warring legacy in order to retrieve their throne.
ShipAntics: The Legend of The Kiki Beast (@StudioPOWWOW)
ShipAntics is a fresh take on the classic adventure game genre. An irreverent, fun-filled adventure that interweaves quality animated cartoon content with a story-driven game featuring puzzles and hidden challenges. Players will become immersed the world of ShipAntic, brimming with instantly lovable characters such as Amanda the daughter of the ship’s captain Fred, Otto, a cheeky young octopus and many, many more.
Spirit Parade (@yandere)
The story centers on Nara (her name can be set by the player), a cynical 17-year-old girl who mostly shut herself off from the world after contracting spinal polio at a young age and becoming unable to walk. One night while at a festival in town, her soul is suddenly pulled from her body and transported to the Spirit World, where all the demons and spirits are celebrating a month-long festival. Until the end of this festival, Nara won’t be able to return home…
Infernax is our tribute to the NES era. Basically, if we had been devs back then, this is the game Berzerk Studio would have came up with. We did our best to capture everything that made games captivating, challenging and sometimes frustrating in that era and give it the Berzerk treatment.
Survival is important in FutureGrind, but it’s really just the baseline. In order to succeed, you’ll need to get good at doing chains of tricks. Points are awarded to you based on how you grind on the rails. Balance on top of a rail for a Manual. Boost up into the bottom of a rail for an Undergrind. Dangle from the top of a rail for a Hanger, and so on. Rack up long grinds to increase your score. Do flips in the air for big points. Transfer between rails flawlessly to build your chain multiplier. Only skilled players will earn endorsements from The Sponsors and progress through the game.
Players control Bathoryn, a hero in a Gothic world, seeking to liberate seven great towers. Bathoryn must battle his way through a doomed land packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) each tower, defeating puzzles, traps and monsters alike. At the heart of each tower, he must confront a mighty overlord. Defeat it and Bathoryn’s quest continues. Fail, and you’ll die gruesomely – mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades. And you will fail…..